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TAMAN TANAH RENDAH
(also known as LOWLAND GARDEN)
The garden officially opened on 25th January 2006 Wednesday. A two hectare Lowland Garden of vast selection of flora of Borneo
Opening hours: 8.30am – 4.00pm
Additional Admission fee to this Botanical Garden:
Malaysian RM4 Adult, RM2 Child
Non-Malaysian RM5 Adult, RM2.5 Child
Tel: 089 925 719 (Tawau Hills Park)
Welcome To Botanical Garden of Tawau Hills Park
2019-10-17 THU 12:00
Direction Map of Botanical Garden of Tawau Hills Park
This signboard say Botanical Garden has an inventory of 200 species of Orchids
Lowland Garden Walk
Lush dipterocarp forest vegetation and lianas cover the lower regions giving way to thick damp mossy forests as the altitude gets higher and temperatures get cooler.
The variety of plant life found within the park include Agathis, Mountain Ru, Tree ferns, different species of orchids and begonia. A particularly interesting species is the Mengaris tree whose smooth grey trunk makes it particularly difficult to climb.
The 'Orkid Telinga Gajah (Phalaenopsis gigantea) is a wild orchid endemic
only in Borneo and in Sabah this orchid species is only found in Tawau Hills
Park and Tenom.
This orchid is unique as some may have up to six leaves as compared to three and four in other wild orchids. Its flowers would bloom only twice in three years, while the flowers can last up to six months.
Lowland Garden has some 200 species of orchids and about 6,000 of orchid
plants. Apart from orchids, the it’s also showcases some 60 species of ferns
including the giant ferns, 43 species of 'halia hutan' (globa panicoides), wild
yam (Colocasia esculenta) and herbs such as 'Tongkat Ali', 'Kacip Fatimah' and
Zone 5 Orchidaceae
This Botanical Garden in Tawau Hills Park has a collection of 200 species of Orchids (according to the information board at the entrance)
Etlingera elatior 火炬姜花 Torch ginger flower
(Malay : Bunga Kantan)
More about Flora of Borneo
ORCHID GARDEN @ BSI
Bandar Sri Indah has two orchid gardens. The small one in Eco Park and the large one in Lake Garden. The two gardens are 2 Km apart. It may be too far for you to walk from one to the other. You need a car. Or you can use a bicycle, but be careful while crossing the airport highway.
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